Epidemics

Before, during and after an epidemic, it is essential to provide people with trusted, clear and effective information. Engaging with communities can help to prevent fear, panic and rumours from undermining response efforts.

3 July 2019

You probably don’t have ebola if…

Type:

Video

Organization:

IFRC

An educational video about the Ebola virus, which covers transmission, symptoms and who is at risk of contracting the virus. It features links to IFRC sites containing further information.

  • Disease
  • Ebola
  • Epidemics
  • Health
  • Health communications
  • Video

2 July 2019

Polio eradication and routine EPI

Type:

Publication

Organization:

UNICEF

A UNICEF handbook on ‘Polio Eradication and Routine EPI’, which provides guidelines and a framework for the design and implement of research-driven communication programmes.

  • Disease
  • Epidemics
  • Handbook
  • Health
  • Polio

2 July 2019

Essentials for excellence

Type:

Report

Organization:

UNICEF

A UNICEF report on the ‘Essentials for Excellence’, about the research, monitoring and evaluation of strategic communication for behavior and social change. It focuses on the prevention of avian and pandemic influenza.

  • Communication
  • Initiatives
  • Social change

29 June 2019

Red Cross mobilises 600,000 community members in fight against ebola

Type:

Case Study

Organization:

IFRC

An IFRC case study which documents best practices in Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) to prevent the spread of Ebola. These include engaging with and mobilising communities to control the epidemic.

  • Africa
  • Case study
  • Ebola
  • Epidemics
  • Health
  • Health communications

29 June 2019

Epidemic ready: community engagement key in fight against ebola

Type:

Case Study

Organization:

IFRC

An IFRC case study which documents best practices in Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) to prevent the spread of Ebola in West Africa.

  • Africa
  • Case study
  • Disease
  • Ebola
  • Epidemics

17 June 2019

Behaviour change communication strategy for cholera and recommendations for sustainability of beneficiary communications activities

Type:

Report

Organization:

IFRC

A behaviour change communication strategy from the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society, in relation to attitudes and practices towards cholera.

  • Behaviour change
  • Cholera
  • Communication